An African Cultural Narrative Theology
This chapter examines the African American spirituals within the context of an African cultural narrative theology. It first sketches the historical development of African American spiritual theology, with particular emphasis on European Christianity's influence on African American religion. It then cites Nate Shaw's autobiography, All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw, to illustrate the complex dialectical relationship between the religious and the political aspects of black life. It also explores the cultural and psychological dialectic of the religious philosophy of African Americans.
Keywords: African American spirituals, theology, spiritual theology, European Christianity, African American religion, Nate Shaw, All God's Dangers, black life, religious philosophy, African Americans
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